Art Aprons: Please ensure your child has an old shirt or t-shirt in school to cover their uniform during art and DT lessons. If your child has not already done so, we politely remind you to send one in. Thank you.
Pencil Cases: This year we are continuing our policy that only small pencil cases will be permitted in school. As presentation is a continued focus this year, the school will provide pencils and handwriting pens for use throughout the day. Children must not bring felt tips, biros, compasses, scissors, smaller rulers and rubbers. Any large pencil cases or items which are not required will be sent home. We appreciate your support with this so that we can strive to improve the consistency of presentation across the school.
Welcome to Year 5
In Year 5 our teachers are Mrs Ratcliffe (Herons); Miss Shipley (Storks); Mr Bate (Cranes). We are supported by teaching assistants Mrs Jenkins, Ms McGovern and Mrs Oakley.
WELL DONE AWARD
Friday 19th January 2018
This weeks Well Done Awards go to:
India in Cranes
Scott in Herons
Scarlett in Storks
HOME LEARNING TASKS
Children have home learning set every Thursday. This will include an English and a Maths activity. Please can you encourage children to use their best presentation skills and use cursive handwriting.
Spellings – The English home learning booklet includes a list of ten words taken from the statutory Year 5 and 6 list and the eleventh word will be the word of the week. It would be very helpful if you could spend 10 minutes 2 or 3 times a week to focus on these words with your child.
Year 5 recommended reads:
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken
Varak Paw – SF Said
Wolf Brother - Michelle Paver
Street Child – Bertie Doherty
The Midnight Fox – Betsy Byars
Tom’s Midnight Garden – Philippa Pearce
FArTHER – Grahame Baker-Smith (picture book)
War Horse – Michael Morpurgo
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis
Black Beauty – Anna Sewell (classic text)
War Game – Michael Foreman
Cosmic – Frank Cottrell Boyce
Michael Rosen poetry
In English, we will be looking at a range of texts including Chinese myths and legends, a Chinese New Year story and the Willow pattern. This will allow the children to create their own narratives using a range of features. Additionally, in SPaG we will focus on modal verbs, speech and parenthesis.
In reading, we will continue to develop skills of inference and deduction and develop full answers for comprehension questions. To answer these questions fully children will be using ‘APE’;
Answer the question
Proof from the text
Extend or make an opinion or connection and make a summary statement.
We will continue to follow the Read Write Inc. spelling scheme, which involves the children practising a set spelling rule in a range of activities. In addition, we will continue the inter-class spelling competition. These spelling lists contain Year 5/6 words and the word of the week, these list are sent home every Thursday.
How you can help at home:
Regular reading – at least three times per week. This could be your child reading to you or to themselves. Please can children write down their reads in the blue home learning diary.
Spellings – take opportunities to discuss spelling patterns, common errors and definitions of words they come across in their reading or in daily life.
This year we will be continuing with the Read Write Inc spelling scheme which involves the children practising a set spelling rule in a range of activities. The children will practise these each day and be tested on a Friday. If you would like to support your child further with spelling, it is suggested that the children become confident with the words contained in the year 3/4 word list.
Please click here for a copy of the Year 3/4 word list.
Please click here for a copy of the Year 5/6 word list.
In maths this term we will be focusing on the following areas:
Square and cube numbers
How you can help at home:
Encourage them to practise rapid recall of times tables and related division facts [for example using Times Table Rock Stars].
Discussing everyday application of
Maths e.g. weight, money, time, spotting Roman Numerals\
Our topic for this term is ‘Eastern Promise.’ We will look at physical and human features in China, population maps and we will study volcanoes and earthquakes. We are hoping to create an earthquake proof construction in DT.
On a Wednesday afternoon, each class takes part in Peacemakers. These sessions help build class relationships through circle time, giving everyone conflict resolution skills. Children will develop social and communication skills, emotional literacy and techniques for responding to conflict.
Please click here for the yearly Curriculum Overview